Vue.js VS htmx

Compare Vue.js vs htmx and see what are their differences.


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Vue.js htmx
378 532
205,832 24,178
0.1% 6.5%
7.4 9.2
8 days ago 6 days ago
TypeScript JavaScript
MIT License BSD 2-clause "Simplified" License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Vue.js. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-09-06.
  • Angular vs. React vs. Vue.js: Comparing performance
    16 projects | | 6 Sep 2023
    Vue has a thriving ecosystem with a wide range of third-party libraries and plugins available for extending its functionality. These libraries cover everything from state management to routing, making it easy for developers to find solutions to common problems and enhance their development workflow. As of this writing, Vue has 200k GitHub stars.
  • Top 10 "Must Have" Repositories for Web Developers
    6 projects | | 11 Jul 2023
    6. Vue.js
  • Vue 2 vs vue 3 - The Differences
    2 projects | | 5 Jun 2023
    I have got the privilege of working on Vue 2 couple of months ago and its really amazing framework to work with .
  • Angular v16 Is Here
    6 projects | | 3 May 2023
    Angular is as little innovative for web frameworks as Firefox-ESR is for browsers. It merely keeps copying features from other frameworks - just many years later. It is a chronically outdated framework that always struggles to keep up with its competitors. It would be ok if those were deliberate design decisions, but if the features get copied some day anyway, what is the point? Why not do it the right way from the start?

    For example, this update brings us computed properties, an essential feature for any complex performant web application that was made popular by Vue.js 10 years ago [1]. And now in 2023 we get it in Angular, essentially a confirmation by its devs that its lack has always been a design error.

    I also cannot understand the "mature" argument. For example, it took five years for documentation on `` to arrive [2]. This is something I'd expect from the side project of a lone programmer, not an enterprise-level framework.

    The only upsides of Angular are its "batteries included" approach and the (debatable) default of RXJS, while the downsides are plenty.


  • What's happening with the forum?
    2 projects | /r/vuejs | 13 Apr 2023
    It's down since months.
  • How to scrape the web with Puppeteer in 2023
    5 projects | | 7 Mar 2023
    { "user": "vuejs", "repo": "vue", "url": "", "stars": 201555, "description": "πŸ–– Vue.js is a progressive, incrementally-adoptable JavaScript framework for building UI on the web.", "topics": [ "javascript", "framework", "vue", "frontend" ], "label": "repository", "commitCount": 3544 }
  • What is Vue?
    3 projects | | 6 Feb 2023
    Vue.js is a progressive open-source MVVM frontend JavaScript framework that is designed to be implemented incrementally since the core library focuses only on the presentation layer. Nevertheless, this framework is used for building UI (user interfaces) and complex single-page applications with modern tools and libraries to support them. It enables you to take advantage of libraries for client-side routing and state management when you need it.
  • How worried are you about AI taking over music?
    13 projects | /r/WeAreTheMusicMakers | 3 Feb 2023
    Vue 356 contributors 202k stars
  • Which Framework is Most Suitable for Your Project or Learning in 2023: Angular vs React vs Vue
    3 projects | | 3 Jan 2023
    Please visit below link for various Vue Versions Vue Version Release List
  • 15 Popular Github Repositories for the Modern Developer of 2023
    15 projects | | 31 Dec 2022
    3. Vue.js


Posts with mentions or reviews of htmx. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-12-01.
  • SQLSync – Stop Building Databases
    7 projects | | 1 Dec 2023
    I took a close look at htmx, and my impression is that the problems it addresses can be resolved with even fewer than its 4000 lines of JS [1], and without having to familiarize myself with its many opinionated approaches. The crux of the matter is to generate HTML on the server, as much as possible. I know how to achieve that without htmx.

    The marketing materials for htmx are also a bit off-putting to me, and the authors seem to be enjoying fueling the flames of old and useless holy wars about what REST and hypermedia "actually" are, and how we all need to get back to basics, and remember to thank Ted Nelson before every meal, etc. Their online book spends something like 30 pages explaining what hypermedia is... [2]. I prefer not to sign up for a religion when I choose a JS framework (honestly, that's a big hard these days :-/).




  • HTML Web Components: An Example
    3 projects | | 17 Nov 2023
    This is exactly why I love HTMX [1] in combination with PicoCSS[2]. HTMX is just the regular html elements with ajax extensions built into the tags (it is a js library currently but they plan on lobbying to have these as default functionalities with HTML in the future) and picoCSS also works without classes so you are "trained" to use the semantic tags for the page to be rendered beautifully



  • HTML Web Components
    14 projects | | 13 Nov 2023
    Am I misreading this or is it what provides?
  • Why you should choose HTMX for your next project
    2 projects | | 19 Oct 2023
    If you don't know already, HTMX is a small browser (JS) library that extends HTML with a few attributes that allows you to update parts of a web page with some response from the server. It also enables HTML to make HTTP requests on all the verbs not only GET and POST.
  • Show HN: Clace – Platform for secure internal web applications
    6 projects | | 18 Oct 2023
    - Have flexible deployment options, allowing for use by individuals and teams with appropriate authentication and authorization policies at the the platform level.

    Technology: Clace is a single binary application, built in go, using sqlite for app metadata. Clace apps are written in Starlark [2], which gives a simple python based syntax. The API routes are defined to be Hypermedia first, each API specifies what HTML to return for a full page reload and what to return for a partial request from HTMX. Go HTML templates are used for the response. The starlark code runs in a sandbox, it can make external calls through plugins. The plugin boundary is used to enforce security policies[3]. This allows for policies like permit GET requests but not POST/DELETE, which are difficult to do with a container or jail based approach.

    Clace bundles esbuild to allow importing javascript libraries as ESModules. TailwindCSS/DaisyUI watcher integration is supported, although many simple apps can use classless CSS libraries. The goal is to have a no build approach, the dev artifacts are checked into git and directly used for serving prod. Importing new ESM libraries or new TailwindCSS classes requires a one time setup operation, which runs automatically in dev mode. Other than that, most code changes do not need a build step. Content hash based file names with a virtual file system is used, similar to hashfs[4]. This allow for aggressive static content caching, even without a build step doing file renames. For deployment, certmagic[5] is used for automatic TLS certs. App routing is supported based on path and/or domain, allowing for deployment flexibility. The plan is to allow plugins to be loaded dynamically using go-plugin[6], currently two plugins are built into the server, exec for running CLI command and http for REST API calls. Building UI for CLI tools and backend for frontend type use-cases are supported currently. has some simple sample apps (the _gen files are auto generated), the demo apps are running at



  • πŸ”₯ A next-generation CLI tool for building amazing web apps in Go using htmx & hyperscript
    3 projects | | 30 Sep 2023
    This CLI tool can easily build amazing web applications with Go on the backend, using htmx & hyperscript and the most popular atomic/utility-first CSS frameworks on the frontend.
  • Java 21 Released
    4 projects | | 19 Sep 2023
    I think these days Clojure is a nicer way to easy into the Java ecosystem, because you can explore existing Java libraries interactively.

    Here is a nice demonstration of what can you expect, if you want to build a web app:

    If you add into the mix, then you can build highly interactive applications, with a lot less complexity compared to building a purely data API consumed by some JavaScript frontend framework (React/Svelte/SolidJS and even ClojureScript)

    Also, if you learn Clojure, you get a lot more benefits.

  • A First Look at HTMX and How it Compares to React
    6 projects | | 18 Sep 2023
    Now, there’s a fresh perspective on the block: HTMX. It gracefully bridges that space between classic server-side rendering and today's client-side interactivity. No need to juggle a ton of JavaScript; HTMX has got you.
  • Nue: A React/Vue/Vite/Astro Alternative
    13 projects | | 14 Sep 2023
    A truly reactive Preact [1] is merely 3 kb of JS.

    OTOH the need for really simple bits of interactivity does occur in real life. If the htmx [2] approach does not cu it, a micro-library like this could.



  • Ask HN: Why did Visual Basic die?
    7 projects | | 11 Sep 2023
    A bit of an unrelated topic, but if you liked HyperCard you might be interested in and their related project

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Vue.js and htmx you can also consider the following projects:

Alpine.js - A rugged, minimal framework for composing JavaScript behavior in your markup.

lit - Lit is a simple library for building fast, lightweight web components.

vite - Next generation frontend tooling. It's fast!

Stimulus - A modest JavaScript framework for the HTML you already have [Moved to:]

React - The library for web and native user interfaces.

react-snap - πŸ‘» Zero-configuration framework-agnostic static prerendering for SPAs

astro - The web framework that scales with you β€” Build fast content sites, powerful web applications, dynamic server APIs, and everything in-between ⭐️ Star to support our work!

unpoly - Unobtrusive Javascript Framework for server-side applications

django-unicorn - The magical reactive component framework for Django ✨

hotwire-rails - Use Hotwire in your Ruby on Rails app

SvelteKit - web development, streamlined